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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a personal trainer cost near me?

Expect to pay between $35 and $90 per hour for a personal trainer near you. The length of the session, as well as the number of sessions you book in advance, will have an impact on the price. You can often get lower prices per session by booking more of them. Group training also tends to be less expensive than one-on-one training, as is going to the gym instead of having the trainer come to meet you. Trainer certification is also a factor — trainers with more certification are likely to charge more.

It's important to do your research and get cost estimates from several personal trainers near you before you hire anyone. 

Also read, "How much does a personal trainer cost?"

How often should you see a personal trainer?

How often you should see your personal trainer depends both on your budget and your fitness level. If you’re new to the exercise routine, maybe start with one to three visits per week to establish a good routine and understanding. Talk to personal trainers near you to figure out the perfect cadence for your personal training sessions.

How can I find a trainer?

Search for personal trainers near you online, and identify the ones with the highest ratings. Read their customer testimonials, and look at customers’ before-and-after photos (if available). It’s also important to find out whether the trainers sought professional training and certification, if they can adhere to your schedule and if they can train you at a location that works for both of you.

Finally, contact several trainers for cost estimates. This way, you can hire a trainer who not only provides great services but also fits within your budget.

Is it worth getting a personal trainer?

If you have fitness goals that you’re having trouble accomplishing on your own, hiring a personal trainer can be worth the money. People rarely regret getting in shape — even if it costs money. Personal trainers create accountability, as you’ll have to confess to them if you don’t stick to your training schedule. They’re trained to push you just hard enough, and they take your body type and goals into account when creating a fitness plan.

What exactly does a personal trainer do?

A personal trainer is tasked with working with a client to achieve fitness goals. Personal trainers may take clients in a small group or do one-on-one training. Their focus is on fitness goals — muscular capacity, working on cardiovascular endurance, improving flexibility, and even recommending diet changes and at-home exercises. Personal trainers may work with clients in the gym or at their homes, depending on their preference.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session.

Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

What is a boot camp class?

Fitness boot camps are a heart-pounding way to boost your fitness level. Boot camps are led by a fitness instructor and are based on the concept of military boot camps — intensive workout programs to get new recruits into shape, quickly. Fitness boot camps encourage camaraderie, and the group momentum helps participants get through fast-paced intervals of cardio, isometric training, strength training and endurance drills. Classes may range anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and usually meet multiple days per week. Boot camps often run a specific duration of time, say four to six weeks, which creates a team-like environment for class members. Other boot camps run year-round and students purchase package pricing for classes, similar to subscriptions that allow them a set amount of classes per week or per month.

Boot camps can be held indoors at a gym, outdoors in a park or on a beach, in a backyard — anywhere there’s room for running, jumping and sweating. Some instructors also provide DVD and online boot camps. You can also find boot camps tailored to your heart’s desire, such as bikini boot camp, or boot camps for new mothers. Boot camps offer an intense workout and are usually led by energetic instructors pushing you to do your best, but unlike military boot camp drill sergeants, fitness boot camp instructors typically don’t use intimidation or punishment to spur you on. Check with your doctor before starting a boot camp if you have health concerns, and always let your instructor know ahead of time if you have injuries.

How much is a boot camp?

The cost of fitness boot camps depends on how often you go, the package you are purchasing (or if you are paying a drop-in fee), the location of the bootcamp, the equipment the instructors provide, and the background and reputation of the instructor. Smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living typically have lower rates for boot camp services than big cities and regions with a higher cost of living. If you’re paying per class on a drop-in basis, expect to pay anywhere from $12 to $25 or more, depending on the region and the instructor. When you purchase a package of classes, typically the more you buy at one time, the cheaper each class is. The same boot camp class might be $20 for a drop-in student, $15 for a student who pays for 10 classes per month, and $10 for a student who pays for 30 classes a month. Studio space can also affect costs, so if your boot camp takes place in a high-end gym with top-of-the-line equipment, the prices will likely be higher than a class that meets in an outdoor space with limited or no equipment. Shop around to find the right type of boot camp class and the right instructor for you.

Reviews for University City personal trainers
Tonya H.
Summer is a hard working trainer who helps others accomplish their fitness goals! I’m so glad I met her and have her as my personal trainer.
G2 Advanced Strength and ConditioningG2 Advanced Strength and Conditioning
Subbu K.
June is a great personal trainer and I highly recommend him. I am a long distance runner and strength training with him has improved my running considerably. I will be training with him after the holidays again.
Blueprint Body Designs LLCBlueprint Body Designs LLC
Alicia R.
Ryan is not afraid to shoot down everyday fad diets and gym workout that most trainers push on you. He is highly knowledgeable about the personal training industry and I highly recommend him.
Trivium Personal Fitness, LLCTrivium Personal Fitness, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have been working with Vince for about a year and have seen positive results. Every workout we focus not only on cardio but strength training too. I would definitely recommend Vince over others as a personal trainer.
Vince Schutzenhofer L.L.C.Vince Schutzenhofer L.L.C.
Keshav R.
I was pretty nervous about going to a Personal Trainer because this was my first time hiring a pro. From the moment I walked into Trivium Personal Fitness, I was welcomed with a non-judgmental and friendly attitude.Ryan is my personal trainer, and he is very knowledgeable on nutrition, workout, and coming up with a strategy to accomplish long-term and short-term goals. He helped me understand composition of my body weight, gave me a nutrition game plan on how I can hit my goals, and taught me how to workout properly. I am very glad that I chose Trivium Personal Fitness.
Trivium Personal Fitness, LLCTrivium Personal Fitness, LLC
Andie P.
I've been training with GymGuyz Mid St. Louis County two to three days a week since August 2019. You can't beat the convenience of in-home personal training, and GymGuyz does it really well. I've worked with three women trainers - Lindsay, Bethany and (as of this morning) Arika, and all have been great. They have been on time, early in the morning, every single session. They always come prepared with equipment, a plan, and a positive, motivating attitude. My favorite things about GymGuyz (other than the convenience and inability to self-sabotage by not showing up) is the variety I get from each trainer. I've done weight training, tabata-style workouts, yoga, kettle bells, Pilates and more; I'm never bored nor do I know what to expect enough to dread the workout. While in-home personal training is pricey, it delivers (unlike an unused gym membership). If you're not super self-motivated and want some accountability and convenient, quality training, I would highly recommend GymGuyz!
GYMGUYZ Mid St. Louis CountyGYMGUYZ Mid St. Louis County
Thumbtack Customer
Debbie listens and understands what your goals are and develops a program for you to achieve your personal goal. I have low back issues and she understood my issues and works closely with me to strengthen my core. She's motivating and constructive to help me recognize my potential to achieve maximum results. The best trainer I've ever worked with.
Deb's Core Fitness TrainingDeb's Core Fitness Training
Thumbtack Customer
I've been working with Vince for a few weeks now and I have to say that I am loving it! He is helping me nurse a previous back injury back to health while still challenging my muscle strength and stimulating muscle growth. He is very personable and attentive. There are certainly personal trainers who only show up, train you, and leave but that is not Vince! He always happily answers my texts and keeps communication open between sessions. Looking forward to seeing my results as the next few months progress and we keep working together.
Vince Schutzenhofer L.L.C.Vince Schutzenhofer L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
John is a fantastic trainer. Let me just say, I'm not a newbie to the gym at all. I've been going since 2012. My problem never had to do with getting up and going to the gym but my intensity at the gym seemed to be lacking. I've tried 2 other trainers before with almost zero results. It was almost as if they didn't really care about my goals and they were happy that I already cut the check. So, needless to say I wasn’t looking forward to getting another one. However, this time it was different. My diet was much better and my goal wasn’t weight related this time. My goal was to look good and feel good. I wanted that 6 pack! But again, how could this trainer do anything else for me that I wasn’t already doing on my own? I was about to find out. I had my free 1on1 personal training to try him out and see if I thought it would work for me. First off, that was awesome. I loved that I got to try him out before hand to see if he fit. That training session was killer. Then, I had my first boot camp class with him and wow! He kicked my butt. And the second and the third boot camp class kept getting more and more challenging. I couldn’t believe it. I used to go to the gym and get on the elliptical and burn X amount of calories in 45 minutes and go to work feeling like I could have probably done another 45. After one of his boot camp classes I am drenched in sweat and passed out on the floor. And the best part, I feel ACCOMPLISHED afterwards. Like it wasn’t a waste of time and that I truly gave it my all. And even better, I crave the next class I have with him because there’s not another workout like it. I have three favorite things about John compared to the other trainers I’ve had. First off, he’s in shape. The worst part is trying to get trained by someone who doesn’t do what they preach. Second, which is probably my favorite, is that he is not standing on the sidelines yelling at you to work. At his boot camp classes, he is right there with you working hard and sweating. He’s doing the exact same workouts with you so I use it as leverage to try and keep up with him! Third, you know he loves his job and even better that he loves to train those that want to change their bodies for the better. Your goal is his goal. And he’s even training for a competition of his own so you only get dedication from this guy!! All in all, John is awesome and I’ve already recommended him to multiple of my girlfriends who are trying to get in a shape because he is that good. But be prepared to work and sweat if you come to one of his boot camp classes!!
Jen h.
I hired Kristi recently and I had a lot of very specific fitness goals. Not only was she very skilled at her craft, she was also very hands on with my personal needs and concerns. She is a trainer who is able to challenge me physically while being very supportive of me and my needs. I’m so grateful to be able to have such a professional guide me while also knowing she truly does care so much. I can always reach out to her with any question or concern and she is always responsive and informative. It is exactly what I needed and I’m so grateful to be on this journey with her. I would highly recommend Kristi , she is so obviously the very best at what she does !
Achieve Fitness STL, LLCAchieve Fitness STL, LLC
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